Thursday, 24 May 2012
I've gone and done it again!
I do like spinning. A Lot. Trouble it these days it would seem that I have forgotten that for every 2 bobbins spun, there has to be plying.... lots and lots of plying.
Well. The Purple Pair were the -18 micron Merino fluff I showed you a couple of months ago. They were really fun to spin. Really fine, ahem. Since taking this photo I've actually started plying them and before anyone yells, I have noticed the apparent discrepancy in the sizes. I have plans if there is a shortfall... Whatever is left will be wound into a self pull ball and spun back on itself... It does work, promise. Well I started plying the really fine stuff yesterday. I stopped to come into the house and write this. I suspect I shall still be at it some time next month! But the rest in clockwise order are: On the top is some of Freyalyns BFL and Silk blend in Flora. I bought it at Wonderwool Wales and it never made it to the to do pile I just went ahead and spun it. Haven't decided yet whether to ply with plain BFL (which I shall spin for the purpose!) or chain ply. Hmmn, will have to see once I get there. On the front left is Amanda's de-haired yak in her Autumn recipe. It has a touch of some plain de-haired yak I had knocking about to stretch it a bit, think I might chain ply it. And finally hiding behind all else is a huge 200gm bobbin of BFL in Freyalyn's Boroduin recipe. Left over from the last time I made up my mind to ply all. Just goes to show how well that worked now doesn't it!